Period
to 22 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Portsmouth with a requirement for Test Automation skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Test Automation over the 6 months to 22 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Automated Testing
Hampshire > Portsmouth
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 38 30 30
Rank change year-on-year -8 0 -2
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 6 16 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Portsmouth 1.90% 4.69% 1.69%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.48% 6.04% 2.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 1
Portsmouth median daily rate £250 £275 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.09% -21.43% -30.00%
Hampshire median daily rate £325 £350 £370
% change year-on-year -7.14% -5.41% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 2
Portsmouth median hourly rate £53.35 £35.69 £40.94
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +49.49% -12.83% -
10th Percentile £46.67 £31.87 £39.56
90th Percentile £60.02 £38.96 £43.31
Hampshire median hourly rate £45.39 £53.50 £39.69
% change year-on-year -15.16% +34.81% +5.83%

Test Automation is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Portsmouth with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Portsmouth
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 242 265 189
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Portsmouth 76.58% 77.71% 80.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 130 145 110
Portsmouth median daily rate £388 £390 £378
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.64% +3.31% +7.86%
10th Percentile £240 £220 £263
90th Percentile £503 £538 £526
Hampshire median daily rate £400 £400 £380
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 48 34
Portsmouth median hourly rate £43.00 £43.25 £27.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.58% +55.86% +6.73%
10th Percentile £17.26 £23.15 £14.00
90th Percentile £55.17 £50.37 £49.35
Hampshire median hourly rate £40.00 £38.75 £27.50
% change year-on-year +3.23% +40.91% +17.96%

Test Automation
Job Vacancy Trend in Portsmouth

Job postings citing Test Automation as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Portsmouth.

Job vacancy trend for Test Automation in Portsmouth

Test Automation
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Portsmouth

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Test Automation in Portsmouth.

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Automation in Portsmouth

Test Automation
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Portsmouth

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Automation in Portsmouth.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Test Automation in Portsmouth

Test Automation
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Portsmouth

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Test Automation in Portsmouth over the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Test Automation in Portsmouth

For the 6 months to 22 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Test Automation also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Portsmouth region with a requirement for Test Automation.

1 5 (83.33%) Security Cleared
2 4 (66.67%) Stakeholder Management
2 4 (66.67%) SC Cleared
3 3 (50.00%) Test Strategy
3 3 (50.00%) SAP
3 3 (50.00%) Test Management
4 2 (33.33%) Software Testing
4 2 (33.33%) Finance
4 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (33.33%) SQL
4 2 (33.33%) Functional Testing
4 2 (33.33%) Manual Testing
5 1 (16.67%) Gradle
5 1 (16.67%) Jenkins
5 1 (16.67%) Docker
5 1 (16.67%) DevOps
5 1 (16.67%) Continuous Delivery
5 1 (16.67%) Software Delivery
5 1 (16.67%) Issue Tracking
5 1 (16.67%) Oracle
5 1 (16.67%) Java
5 1 (16.67%) JavaScript
5 1 (16.67%) Scrum
5 1 (16.67%) Military
5 1 (16.67%) Web Services
5 1 (16.67%) Linux
5 1 (16.67%) UML
5 1 (16.67%) Tomcat
5 1 (16.67%) ClearCase
5 1 (16.67%) TCP/IP

Test Automation
Co-occurring IT Skills in Portsmouth by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (16.67%) Confluence
1 1 (16.67%) Tomcat
Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 1 (16.67%) ClearCase
1 1 (16.67%) ClearQuest
1 1 (16.67%) Git (software)
1 1 (16.67%) Gradle
1 1 (16.67%) Jenkins
1 1 (16.67%) JIRA
1 1 (16.67%) Maven
1 1 (16.67%) Rational Functional Tester
General
1 2 (33.33%) Finance
2 1 (16.67%) Military
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) SAP Manager
1 3 (50.00%) SAP Test Manager
1 3 (50.00%) Test Manager
2 1 (16.67%) DevOps Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Software Test Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Software Tester
2 1 (16.67%) Test Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) REST
1 1 (16.67%) Web Services
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) Stakeholder Management
2 3 (50.00%) Test Management
2 3 (50.00%) Test Strategy
3 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (33.33%) Functional Testing
3 2 (33.33%) Manual Testing
3 2 (33.33%) Software Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Continuous Delivery
4 1 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (16.67%) DevOps
4 1 (16.67%) Integration Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Issue Tracking
4 1 (16.67%) Network Management
4 1 (16.67%) Process Improvement
4 1 (16.67%) Scrum
4 1 (16.67%) Software Delivery
4 1 (16.67%) UML
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) SQL
2 1 (16.67%) Java
2 1 (16.67%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 5 (83.33%) Security Cleared
2 4 (66.67%) SC Cleared
3 1 (16.67%) ISEB
3 1 (16.67%) ISTQB
System Software
1 1 (16.67%) Docker
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) SAP
2 1 (16.67%) Oracle